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Onias, he has a name

Onias's owner dumped him at the shelter with heart worms, demodex mange, and had never given him a name. That's right he lived in their back yard for four years cold, alone and nameless. Onias has since been treated for heart worms and his demodex mange is clearing up. His hair is growing in nicely. Every night his foster Mom snuggles him into a warm bed and whispers good night, Onias. Onias is happy and loving even though he was treated so horribly his whole life. He is now ready to share the rest of his life loved, cherished and being called by his name.


Barb's Story

Barb is a small and beautiful husky mix, who is very playful and enjoys being around other dogs. Barb is intelligent, fun, and loves to play fetch and go on walks. She is very social and friendly with humans and dogs. She is crate trained and house trained, and is currently polishing up her loose leash walking.  We need help with dogs like Barb too.  She doesn't have other medical issues but we still needed to get her spayed, get all her vaccinations, heartworm test, get her started on heartworm/flea prevention and examined by a vet before she is ready for her forever home.  Please help us rescue all kinds of dogs in need and make a donation.  The Moody Foundation will match your donation so that will make your donation go farther.


Molly's Story

Molly is just two years old and in this short amount of time she has endured unimaginable pain.  When she was just under a year old she was hit by a car and her rear, right hip was shattered.  Molly has been dragging her leg around since then in pain.  If that is not enough for her to endure the vet also found a bullet in her right, front leg and she has also had two litters of puppies.  You would think after all the pain and hardship she has been through that she would be scared and aggressive towards people.  Wrong,Molly is the sweetest girl.  She just wants a healthy life, a gentle petting and love from a family. Molly has now been spayed and had her back leg and hip removed.  She is making excellent progress and will never experience pain again.


The story of Clover and French Fry

Clover and French Fry are puppies who were born because their owners refuse to spay and neuter their Mom and Dad. It was a large litter and many of their siblings were given away but these two boys ended up at a rural shelter without a chance of being adopted unless a rescue stepped in. The pups are now in Blue Dog’s care and are thriving. They are learning to sit, walk on a leash and most importantly go outside to go potty. Their foster family loves them to pieces and will find wonderful homes for them. They will receive all their vaccinations, be neutered and micro chipped. They will have a wonderful life and live happily ever after.

Two more puppies SAVED!! Not only do we save the pups, Blue Dog also works with the owners of the dogs that have unwanted litters to try and get the parents spayed/neutered. Blue Dog will cover the cost for the surgeries to help prevent future unwanted litters to help from this happening again.


Pinky's Second Chance at Happily Ever After

Pinky has lived her whole life with the same owner.  Pinky is now 13.  Unfortunately, the owner can no longer keep her.  Just by chance a Blue Dog volunteer found out that Pinky was headed to the shelter.  That of course did not happen and she is now at her foster home.  

When Pinky arrived she was very unsure of the people caring for her and didn’t eat for 3 days.  
Her foster Mom had noticed that Pinky’s breath was horrible and she could see that she was in 
desperate need of a dental cleaning.  Pinky visited the vet and not only did she need a dental, 
she was also suffering from a mouth infection, rotten teeth that needed to be removed 
and to our horror most of the roof of her mouth was gone.  Pinky was suffering from nasal fistulas.  Every time she would eat food, it would get stuck in her nasal cavities and the infection 
would set in.  Pinky had nose discharge all the time and her tear tucks were also clogged.  
That is why she has dark stains on her face.  It’s no wonder she didn’t want to eat?  

Pinky has since had her teeth removed, skin grafting to repair the roof of her mouth, tear ducts flushed and she is on antibiotics.  The good news is she will make a full recovery and all other tests she had were negative for any other disease.

It doesn’t matter the dog's age, breed or size.  Blue Dog tries to help as many sick, injured and homeless puppies and dogs as we can.  This is only possible with donations we receive from the Austin Marathon and you runners make that possible.


Bear's Story

Bear has striking eyes, that twinkle when he sees you, especially when you have a treat for him. He has only been with his foster family a short time but is already crate trained and has mastered sit. He loves to play in the water and chase a ball. He plays great with other dogs but does need a home with kids ages 10 and up, as he has lots of energy and is learning how to put the brakes on. Bear would love a home with another dog around his size to romp and play with. He will bring years of laughs and love to a new family.


Hazel's Story

Hazel was dumped at a south Texas shelter with her puppy (Birdie) and they both eventually found their way to Blue Dog Rescue. She is a sweet, smart young girl and we are so happy she is with us. Turns out that Hazel is heartworm positive and will be starting treatment right away. Once she completes that treatment and is given the all clear, she will be ready to begin the search for her very own family. Hazel is a charming house guest. She gets along with the family dogs and humans and is enjoying the life of good food, comfy rest, playtime and snuggles. She is house-trained, crate-trained, and knows sit and shake. This girl is truly a love bug and would make a great companion for a loving family. Looks like Hazel will be ready to start her search for that family around the 1st of the New Year.


Sir Walter the Chonk Potato

Surrendered to a high-kill shelter and rescued on his euthanasia date, Sir Walter the Chonk Potato (or just Walter to his adoring fans) is a sweet, mellow gentleman who loooooves the good stuff — a comfy couch, a few squeaky stuffed animal toys, treat puzzles, belly rubs, forehead kisses, short neighborhood strolls, and long naps in the sun. He successfully shares his foster home with two medium-sized dogs and five kids ranging from 9 to 16 years old. Walter would love nothing more than a forever family to make his golden years perfect by spoiling him with ear scritches and endless snuggles!When Walter was rescued, he had an eye, ear and skin infection caused by long-untreated allergies.  We got him medicine for all that and are now working to find the right meds to keep his allergies in check.  He has also been treated for heartworms and will be rechecked in 5 months or so.  He is one very lucky boy.



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